Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed Barcelona spoke to him in January about replacing Ernesto Valverde.
The Catalan giants ultimately replaced Valverde with Quique Setien after letting slip a winning position to lose 3-2 to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final.
Per Goal's Sam France, former Barca player Koeman was asked if the club approached him: "Yes. I said 'no' because I am with the national team."
Koeman has been in charge of the Dutch national team since 2018, and this summer he'll take charge of the team at a major tournament for the first time at UEFA Euro 2020, having guided them to the UEFA Nations League final last year.